By deploying dense subalgebras of ℓ1(G) we generalize the Bass conjecture in terms of Connes’ cyclic homology theory. In particular, we propose a stronger version of the ℓ1-Bass Conjecture. We prove that hyperbolic groups relative to finitely many subgroups, each of which posses the polynomial conjugacy bound property and nilpotent periodicity property, satisfy the ℓ1-Stronger-Bass Conjecture. Moreover, we determine the conjugacy bound for relatively hyperbolic groups and compute the cyclic cohomology of the ℓ1-algebra of any discrete group.
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Ronghui Ji, Crichton Ogle, Bobby W. Ramsey, Relatively hyperbolic groups, rapid decay algebras, and a generalization of the Bass conjecture. J. Noncommut. Geom. 4 (2010), no. 1, pp. 83–124DOI 10.4171/JNCG/50